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  • How to prevent playground injuries

    How to prevent playground injuries
    Playground equipment is a magnet for children, and rightfully so. Kids love playing on swings, slides and climbing components of playsets on school properties and at area parks. While playgrounds are ideal settings for fun-filled days, they also carry a...
  • GM sales in March up 4% despite recalls

    GM sales in March up 4% despite recalls
    Despite General Motors' recent recall of millions of its cars — and several investigations into the issue — buyers are still streaming into GM dealerships. The beleaguered automaker announced Tuesday that sales in March rose 4% compared with...
  • Maryland lawmakers cautious about new health exchange

    Maryland lawmakers cautious about new health exchange
    As Maryland prepares for a major overhaul of its troubled health exchange — switching out its buggy software for Connecticut's proven technology — lawmakers and information technology experts are raising new concerns about whether there is...
  • This could be the right time for 'go-anywhere' mutual funds

    Over the last six years, roaring bears and raging bulls both have had their turns to be right about financial markets. But investing success in the next market phase could be far more about pinpointing individual opportunities than riding a wave. This...
  • Major retailers expect stronger sales in 2014

    Major retailers expect stronger sales in 2014
    Retail sales growth will speed up, albeit slightly in 2014, rising 4.1 percent compared with an estimated 3.7 percent gain in 2013, the National Retail Federation said Thursday. The Washington, D.C. based trade group which represents retailers such as...
  • Family Dollar to close 370 underperforming stores

    Family Dollar to close 370 underperforming stores
    Family Dollar Stores Inc., seeking to reverse declining sales and profit, said on Thursday it is slashing prices to win shoppers, cutting jobs and shutting hundreds of stores. The retailer has more than 50 stores in Hampton Roads, according to an online...
  • Family Dollar to close 370 stores

    Family Dollar to close 370 stores
    Family Dollar Stores Inc., seeking to reverse declining sales and profit, said on Thursday it is slashing prices to win shoppers, cutting jobs and shutting hundreds of stores. The retailer has more than 50 stores in Hampton Roads, including one on...
  • Drought in California may hinder job growth for years, economists say

    Drought in California may hinder job growth for years, economists say
    The ongoing drought in California could dampen employment growth in coming years and have a ripple effect on several industries in the state, according to a UCLA report released Wednesday. Economists said in the quarterly forecast that arid conditions...
  • Commentary: How PEPRA has changed the rules for recent hires

    Editor's note: Attorneys John Stephens and Tim Sesler, two members of Costa Mesa's Pension Oversight Committee, asked the Daily Pilot to publish the panel's findings and recommendations. The committee put together a series of three articles that seek to...
  • Advocates say new minimum wage figure is more than a catchy chant

    Advocates say new minimum wage figure is more than a catchy chant
    At an Annapolis rally to raise the minimum wage last month, the crowd chanted "10-10," a refrain that refers to the $10.10 hourly rate proposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley. Two weeks later during President Obama's State of the Union speech, the president...
  • Letters: College debt and the middle class

    Re "Deep in student debt," Opinion, Feb. 10 Sarah Amandolare is troubled by "gapping" — colleges' practice of admitting students without awarding enough financial aid to make a school affordable. The vast majority of the nation's colleges have...